Full Book Tour Dates/The Colbert Handstand Challenge!

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Proof of my abilities.

So the book's out! After spending a week in New York, I came home to Montana and have been lying low and trying to recoup for my next bout of travel. Between my gallery shows, book events, and speaking gigs - I'll be on the road until the last week of November. So that said, here are the national tour dates for the next month or so:

* NOTE: I'm aware that the formatting for this schedule is kind of all over the place, but considering that some of the event details are still up in the air, I can't really dial anything down into a simple format. For a cleaner, faster, and more current look at my travel and events, head over to my public google cal: http://www.google.com/calendar/embed?src=ho3ap2r0mkah9bujdb9htjtrcc%40group.calendar.google.com&ctz=America/Denver 10/22-23 - University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY Gallery Reception (The Rolling Exhibition is hanging here): Wednesday, October 21, 4:30–6:30 p.m.; Main Lobby of University of Wyoming Centennial; Complex Gallery, 2111 Willett Drive Public Lecture: Kevin Connolly’s Rolling Exhibition Thursday, October 22, 3–4:30 p.m.; Classroom Building, Room 306 Montana Book Signings 10/27 - BOZEMAN – COUNTRY BOOKSHELF Time: 7 PM Location: Country Bookshelf Address: 28 West Main, Bozeman, Montana 59715 10/28 - HELENA – STAGGERING OX Event Date: 10/28/09 Time: 7 PM Bookstore: Montana Book Co. (while they are hosting, the physical event space is still at The Staggering Ox) EVENT LOCATION: Staggering Ox Address: 400 Euclid Avenue 10/29 - MISSOULA – FACT & FICTION (downtown store) Event Date: 10/29/09 Time: 7 PM Location: Fact & Fiction, Downtown Store Address: 220 N. Higgins, Missoula, Montana 59802 Speaking Events 11/10 - University of South Carolina; Russell House University Ballroom; show begins at 8:00 PM and runs until 9:30. I'll be presenting a slideshow and talking about some of the themes and ideas behind both The Rolling Exhibition and Double Take. 11/11 - University of Kentucky; Worsham Theater; show begins at 8:00 PM and runs until people lose interest! Ditto. 11/17 - Bethany College; Renner Union Gallery; my itinerary doesn't have a time posted, but my guess would be seven. Nevertheless, if you're in the area and want to hear more about the event, head over to my contact page and shoot me a line (or comment on here). As my photos are hanging in the same gallery where I will be speaking, I imagine that this event will be based more upon the photographs than my writing. We'll see... 11/18 - York College; York, PA; lecture starts at 7:00 PM, though I have not been given a specific building on campus yet. Let's hope it's not outside... 11/19 - Alvernia University; Bernadine Hall (in the Lecture Hall); no exact times on this one, but I'd imagine the evening again... So that's all I know for the moment. I need to start slowing down on appearances during this time as ski season begins, and I'll have to start gearing up for the X Games. HOWEVER, there is one thing I desperately, desperately need your help with. I'm not trying sell anything here - buy my book or not, it's entirely up to you - but what I do need from you is a small amount of your time to help lobby Colbert (of Comedy Central's, The Colbert Report). People have begun lobbying Colbert to put me on his show under the challenge of a handstand contest (during which, I'm hoping we'll talk about the book, of course). First one to fall has to eat a hardcover copy of Double Take. So here's what I need you to do: Copy and paste the message below into the "Comment" field at Comedy Central's site to see a Colbert's first inverted interview! Oh, and don't forget to select "The Colbert Report" from the drop down list. Here's the link: 
"THE HANDSTAND CHALLENGE: COLBERT VS. CONNOLLY THE CHALLENGE: Holding a handstand for as long as possible. First one to fall has to eat a hardcover copy of the book Double Take. Winner gets eternal glory. THE CONTENDERS: Kevin Michael Connolly, 24-year-old legless guy and author of the new memoir, Double Take. Stephen Colbert, anemic political satirist and host of The Colbert Report. THE BOOK: Double Take http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5MD7KHwLw4 Quit hiding behind that desk, Colbert!"
So that's it! I'll keep people posted on here as to how it goes, but thusfar I've already garnered quite a bit of traffic and posts to his contact page. Let's keep it rolling! Back soon...
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  • Keely

    Hey! Congrats on the book! We met randomly in Helena some months ago. Played some late night scrabble? Whether you remember or not, you should hit up DC on your tour! It is my new residence and I could try to rally some folks to attend. Take care!

  • mario_bani

    Hi Kevin… I am a man from Indonesia and I was able to take picture with you in Russel House, Univ of South Carolina. Thank you for the information you shared.
    I think you have motivated me to do more…^_^ Thank You…

  • Kevin

    No worries, man. Thanks for coming out!

    Also – I definitely remember the late night Scrabble session and will definitely give you a buzz if I’m in D.C.

  • nancyhadgisava

    Kevin, I read the book and loved it. Great job!

  • nancyhadgisava

    Kevin, I read the book and loved it. Great job!